Edgewood man arrested in burglary at Wendy's

January 29, 1995|By From Staff Reports

Harford County sheriff's deputies arrested an Edgewood man Thursday after a fast-food restaurant manager reported that someone had broken in through a drive-in window, ransacking the business and stealing a safe and hand truck.

A sheriff's spokesman reported that as deputies were investigating a 7:15 a.m. burglary at Wendy's Restaurant at 1950 Pulaski Highway on Thursday, witnesses told state police that a man was trying to break open a safe behind a residence in the 1100 block of Chipper Drive in nearby Harford Mobile Village.

As Tfc. Dana Miller approached the man to learn his identity, he ran toward Ames Plaza on U.S. 40. Deputy John Krass and Trooper Carey Fritz chased him and found him hiding under a pine tree behind the Ames store, said Sgt. Edward Hopkins, the sheriff's spokesman.

The suspect, Darren Lee Blair, 29, of the first block of Jacob St. was arrested on burglary, theft and malicious destruction charges. He was being held at the Harford County Detention Center on $15,000 bond, authorities said.

Sergeant Hopkins said the suspect also was wanted for failing to appear in court.

Court records showed that Mr. Blair failed to appear in traffic court Nov. 21 and did not pay a $20 ticket for failing to show his driver's license to a Baltimore County police officer during a traffic stop in Towson on Aug. 24.

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